Micah Nelson, 28. (Courtesy photo | Juneau Police Department)

Micah Nelson, 28. (Courtesy photo | Juneau Police Department)

Update: Wanted man arrested peacefully after standoff

JPD arrests suspect considered armed and dangerous


9:15 p.m.

Juneau police arrested a man wanted for assault on Thursday evening, as well as other charges related to his attempts to evade arrest, after a brief standoff.

Micah Nelson, 28, was arrested in a hotel room at the Frontier Suites after a short standoff at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, said Lt. Krag Campbell in a press release. He eventually complied with commands and surrendered peacefully, police said.

Nelson was evaluated at Bartlett Regional Hospital for an unrelated injury.

He’s being held at Lemon Creek Correctional Center without bail, according to Campbell.

8:45 a.m.

A Juneau man wanted for an assault Tuesday shot at police officers as he sought to evade them early Thursday morning.

At roughly 12:05 a.m., Juneau Police Department officers attempted to contact Micah Nelson, 28, on his outstanding warrants, according to a press release from Lt. Krag Campbell. He was seen around Park Place riding as a passenger in a grey Toyota Corolla. Nelson jumped out of the car and ran in the direction of Cinema Drive. As he ran, officers heard several gunshots, and believe Nelson was firing at them.

[Man wanted for assaulting woman during attempted robbery]

No one was injured.

Nelson jumped several fences in the area of Sprucewood Park, and was chased by a 60-year-old man attempting to confront Nelson for trespassing on his property until Nelson pointed his handgun at the man. Nelson is still at large.

The driver of the Corolla was detained by police for further questioning, Campbell said in the press release.

The JPD is asking for any assistance in locating Nelson, who is considered armed and dangerous. Anonymous tips can be made at http://juneaucrimeline.com or (907) 523-7700. A reward of $3,000 is offered for information that leads to his arrest.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757-621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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